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Biostatistics Student Awards

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus


The Biostatistics graduate programs in the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz give three student awards. These awards are based academic performance in the program, which includes performance in courses and qualifying exams, progress on a thesis/research paper, and citizenship and service in the department. Preference is given to students with strong nominations by faculty, and who meet multiple criteria. Students must have been in the relevant program during the academic year, and not previously have received that award. Past recipients are listed below. Each recipient receives $500.

Strother H. Walker Award

This is given to an outstanding PhD Biostatistics student who has completed the first year and passed the first written Qualifying exam at the PhD level. Preference is given to students who have passed the second written Qualifying exam. It is partially a cash award funded from the interest on a trust set up by Dorothy Walker in honor of Strother Walker, a former chair of the Department of Biometrics.

Marvin Porter Award

This is given to an outstanding MS Biostatistics student who has completed the first year and passed the first written Qualifying exam at the MS level. It is partially a cash award to honor Marvin Porter, a biometrics graduate student who died in a climbing accident in 1991. It is funded from the interest on a trust set up by biometrics and biophysics graduate students contemporary to Marvin Porter.

Maurice Davies Award

This is given to an outstanding MS or PhD Biostatistics student who has completed the first year and passed the first written Qualifying exam at the MS level. This is an award by the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association to an outstanding student from each academic institution in Colorado and Wyoming offering degrees in statistics or biostatistics. Maurice Davies is recognized as the founding father of the Chapter. The institution nominates the candidate. CWASA bestows the award at its spring meeting. The award consists of a plaque and a one-year membership to the ASA. There is no cash award by the chapter, the cash award is paid by the department.

 

 Previous Award Winners

 

 Strother H. Walker Awards

  • 2017 Peter DeWitt
  • 2016 Brian Vestal
  • 2015 Camille Moore
  • 2014 Miranda Kroehl
  • 2013 Sarah Kreidler
  • 2012 Ken Horton
  • 2011 Stefan Sillau
  • 2010 Weiming Zhang
  • 2009 Betsy Siewert
  • 2008 Xiang Yin
  • 2007 Jud Blatchford and Brandie Wagner
  • 2006 Laura Saba
  • 2005 Jeri Forster
  • 2004 Kathe Bjork
  • 2003 Chan Zeng
  • 2002 David Weitzenkamp
  • 2001 Melanie Bell
  • 2000 Susan Mikulich
  • 1999 Janet Tooze
  • 1998 Sue Duval
  • 1997 Bonnie LaFleur
  • 1996 Bradley Warner
  • 1995 James H. Rutledge III
  • 1994 Becki Bucher
  • 1993 Maureen McClatchey
  • 1992 Anne Esler
  • 1991 David Young
  • 1990 Howard Shapiro
  • 1989 Guillermo Marshall
  • 1988 Lynn Ackerson
  • 1987 Dennis Luckey
  • 1986 Francis Boadi-Boateng
  • 1985 Paul Ford
  • 1984 Lori Nelson
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 Marvin Porter Awards

  • 2017 Sarah Ryan
  • 2016 Mikaela Miller
  • 2015 Rachel Blumhagen
  • 2014 Angela Moss and Wenhui (Grace) Liu
  • 2013 Camille Moore
  • 2012 Xinshuo Wang
  • 2011 Tim Bahr and Sarah Kreidler
  • 2010 Wendy Dye
  • 2009 Miranda (Grote) Kroehl
  • 2008 Bill Feser
  • 2007 Mara Kelly and Colin O’Donnell
  • 2006 Bruce Swihart
  • 2005 Brandi Wagner and Xiang Yin
  • 2004 Sonya Heltshe
  • 2003 Jeri Forster
  • 2002 Dexiang Gao and Chan Zeng
  • 2001 Lening Zhang
  • 2000 David Weitzenkamp and Heather Orton
  • 1999 Kelly Cooper
  • 1998 Elizabeth Brown
  • 1997 Julie Maloy
  • 1996 Susan Mikulich
  • 1995 Joleen Borgerding
  • 1994 David McCormick
  • 1993 Li Ying Chang
  • 1992 Yiming Zhang
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 Maurice Davies Awards

  • 2017 Kristen Campbell
  • 2016 Matt Mulvahill
  • 2015 Brian Vestal
  • 2014 Sarah Kreidler
  • 2013 Tom Glorioso
  • 2012 Brandy Ringham
  • 2011 Bryan McNair
  • 2010 Betsy Siewert
  • 2009 Xian Lu
  • 2008 Colin O’Donnell
  • 2007 Jeri Forster
  • 2006 Patrick (Jud) Blatchford
  • 2005 Laura Saba
  • 2003 Mark Werner
  • 2001 Jean Ethredge
  • 1992 Charles Zhang
  • 1991 Monica Jones McNulty
  • 1990 Boguang Zhen
  • 1989 Ann Johnson
  • 1988 Leslie Dennis
  • 1987 Edward Heard
  • 1986 Heidi Krause-Steinrauf
  • 1985 Sharon Murphy Keefer
  • 1984 Duane Sherrell
  • 1980 Ginger Perry
  • 1978 Denise Roe
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